St. Clement was the fourth pope of the Catholic Church. He was preceded by St. Peter, St. Lino, and St. Anacletus. It is said that he was ordained bishop by St. Peter himself.

Although the Catholic Church does not consider him as a martyr, according to legend, St. Clement suffered martyrdom under the emperor Trajan around the year 100. It is said that an anchor was tied around his neck and then he was thrown into the sea.

St. Clement is considered one of the patron saints of sailors. Perhaps, for this reason he is highly revered in Britain, a country devoted to navigation and exploration from time immemorial.

His feast day is November 23. To honor him, the British make a special cake, called the cake of St. Clement. The main ingredients are flour, butter, sugar, eggs, orange, and lemon.

To make a good St. Clement’s cake, just follow your inspiration. It will guide you in using the right proportions of the ingredients!

Ettore Grillo author of these books:

– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily

– A Hidden Sicilian History

– The Vibrations of Words

– Travels of the Mind

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